REDISCOVERING THE SUMMIT TRAIL – From November 28th to 5th December 2015, the Borneo Expedition team members John Kong, Wong Hoe Kiat and John Lee spent a week at Pendant Hut, operated by Mountain TORQ to rediscover and document Mount Kinabalu new summit trail which is now opened to the public from December 1,, Read More

Today John paid an official visit to YB Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Masidi Manjun, the Minister of Tourism, Culture & Environment Sabah today to present him the Best of Kinabalu Park Book which the Minister has  written a wonderful  foreword:- Picture: From Left, Ms Hana Harun (Marketing & Communications Manager, Sabah Tourism Board), Pn Mariam Omar Matusin, Read More

TRIBUTE TO VALERIAN JOANNES  (25 Nov 1987 to 5 June 2015) I met Valerian in January 2014 when I was on assignment for Sabah Tourism Board & Sabah Parks Board of Trustees to develop guidebooks for the Kinabalu Park, Malaysia’s First World Heritage Site. I was also working on a coffee table book on, Read More

This is a close up view of the KM 6 to KM 7 section of the summit trail (Laban Rata to the Sayat Sayat) area of Mt. Kinabalu. A quake measuring 5.9 which hit the Ranau District on June 5, 2015 at 7.17 AM where 14 climbers and 4 mountain guides have perished.  The summit trail, Read More

FATHER & SON Mount Nongkok often known as “The Son of Mount Kinabalu”, is the little mountain that sits by the heel of Mt Kinabalu on the west side. Can be seen that both the Father and Son are scarred by the recent quake where the epicentre is located very near to the west, Read More

THE SKY OPENED After the Sogit which was performed this morning, the sky opened and Mt. Kinabalu is at full bloom again! Though now scarred from the landslides from the recent quake, she is still as majestic as ever all ready to rejuvenate. Sabahans and Malaysians, let’s pray that she shall forever be at, Read More

Well wishers pay respect to the Mt. Kinabalu earthquake victims. A tribute with the words IN SOLIDARITY WITH EVERYONE ON MOUNT KINABALU and a mountain guide carrying a victim are drawn on a wall at the former Lands and Survey building now often named the Sabah Art Grafitti buidling just adjacent to Suria Sabah Shopping Complex. Members from, Read More

In memory of those who perished in the Malaysian Earthquake measuring 6.0 which hit the State of Sabah on June 5th, 2015 at 7.17 AM with the epicentre at western side of Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia and one the highest peaks in South East Asia. Deepest condolence to the families and friends of, Read More